Category: USA Service Dog Animal Laws
Written by Paul
Applies to Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Accessibility “. . . same rights and privileges in the use of highways, streets, sidewalks, walkways, public buildings, public facilities, and other public areas as able-bodied persons . . . equal rights to accommodations, advantages, and facilities offered by common carriers, including air carriers, railroad carriers, motor buses, motor vehicles, water carriers, and all other modes of public conveyance in this state . . . to accommodations, advantages, and facilities offered by hotels, motels, lodges, and all other places of public accommodation in this state, and to places of amusement or resort to which the public is invited.”
Interference Class C misdemeanor
Housing “. . . equal rights and access to public and private housing accommodations offered for rent, lease, or other compensation in this state.”
Licenses/Fees not mentioned
Identification “Persons accompanied by a specially trained guide or service animal, or by an animal that is in training to become a guide or service animal, may first be required to identify the animal by exhibiting the animal’s laminated identification card or other form of identification, before these provisions apply.”
Misrepresentation not mentioned
Trainers same rights as disabled person
White Cane cautionary statute; White Cane Safety Day is October 15.
Penalties Class C misdemeanor
Summary Utah law requires that a specially trained Assistance Dog be allowed to accompany a blind, deaf, or physically disabled person or trainer to all public accommodations and common carriers. Extra charges cannot be made due to the presence of the dog, but if the dog causes damage to the premises, the dog user is liable.
Accessibility 26-30-1; 26-30-2(2001)
Housing 26-30-1(2001); 26-30-2(2001)
White Cane 41-6-80.1(1987); 26-30-5(1981)
Utah Code, Title 26, Chapter 30, Section 1(1, 2, 3).
Utah Code, Title 26, Chapter 30, Section 1(4).
Utah Code, Title 26, Chapter 30, Section 2(4)
Source Guild to Assistance Dog Laws by Assistance Dogs International's